common / 11-17-2003

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Monday, November 17, 2003

Louise G. Wells
Retired from textiles
PACOLET – Louise Guthrie Wells, 78, of 821 Hillbrook Circle, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Pacolet, she was the widow of Volline Wells and daughter of the late Fred Guthrie and the late Lizzie Garner Guthrie. She was retired from the textile industry and was a member of Montgomery Memorial United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a son, Mitchell Wells, and wife, Martha, of Pacolet; a daughter, Yvonne W. Hughes and husband, Garland, of Gaffney; three sisters, Wilma Pettit, Peggy Bevis, both of Pacolet, and Sheila Price of Cowpens; grandchildren, Angie W. Davis and husband, Scott, of Greer, Garland Hughes Jr. and wife, Jennifer, of Charlotte, and Chris Wells and wife, Tiffany, of White Stone; great-grandchildren, Lauren Davis, Hayes Davis, Chapman Hughes, Tripp Hughes, Sallie Hughes, Clayton Wells and Colton Wells.
Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. David Inman.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Gregory, Bobby Fowler, Eddie Smiley, Lewis Petty, Robert Owens and Kenneth Bean.
The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery and at the residence, 821 Hillbrook Circle, Pacolet.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Montgomery Memorial United Methodist Church, Parking Lot Fund, 160 Stone St., Pacolet, Mills, S.C. 29373.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Cecil D. Carter
Services for Cecil David Carter, 43, of 306 Overhill Dr., were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, conducted by the Rev. Ron Jackson and Chaplain Carroll Hutcheson.
The family is at the residence.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home was in charge.

David R. Ruppe
Employed by Duke Power, Piedmont Natural Gas
CHARLOTTE – David Roger Ruppe, 46, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2003, at his residence.
A native of Mecklenburg County, N.C., he was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church. He was previously employed as a meter reader for both Duke Power and Piedmont Natural Gas Company.
Surviving are his parents, Marshall F. Ruppe and Annie L. Ruppe of Charlotte; a brother, Stanley Ruppe of Charlotte; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Woodlawn Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Earl Pennell. Burial will be in Sharon Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Woodlawn Baptist Church, 4622 Nations Crossing Rd., Charlotte, N.C. 28217.
Arrangements by McEwen Funeral and Cremation Service Inc., Charlotte Chapel.

Quinton Ramsey
Retired from Railway Express
Quinton Ramsey, 84, of 308 Adams St., died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Aretta Gordon Ramsey and son of the late Calvin Ramsey and the late Addie Mae Hensley Ramsey. He was retired from Railway Express and was a member of Beech Street Presbyterian Church. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of World War II and was a member of the American Legion.
Surviving in addition to his wire are three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and two brothers, Norman Ramsey and Jerry Ramsey, both of Seattle, Wash.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Ramsey was preceded in death by a son, Terry Lynn Ramsey.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Elsie J. Pettit
Retired from Musgrove Mills
COWPENS – Elsie Lena Jolly Pettit, 73, of 155 Maple St., died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at her home.
Mrs. Pettit was the daughter of the late Charlie Jeffery and Lillie Mae Mode Jolly. A native of Cherokee County, she was retired from Musgrove Mills where she was a weaver for over 25 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Cowpens, where she worked in the nursery for many years and was a member of the Joyful Servants Sunday School Class.
Mrs. Pettit is survived by her husband, John G. “Jack” Pettit Jr. of the home; two sons, John G. Pettit III, and wife, Jayne, of Spartanburg, and Mark J. Pettit and wife, Page, of Cowpens; a daughter, Jennifer P. Goodwin and husband, Mike, of Spartanburg; five sisters, Dorothy Johnson, Ruby Fowler, both of Gaffney, Helen Cook, Gladys Cook and Christine Hammett, all of Cowpens; grandchildren, Kayla Hughey, John David Goodwin, Jessica Pettit, John-Mark Pettit, Sommer Kitchin and Autumn Lane, all of Cowpens.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Pettit was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Jolly of Tennessee.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Cowpens, conducted by the Revs. Gregory Dry Sr. and Ronell Owensby. Burial will be in Daniel Morgan Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Cowpens First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Drawer H, Cowpens, S.C. 29330.
Arrangements by Bobo Funeral Chapel, 1870 Cannons Campground Rd.

Vickie R. Million
COWPENS – Services for Vickie Jane Ross Million, 42, of 119 Branch St., will be held today at 2 p.m. at Silica Springs Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Lynn Ford, Mr. Ray Duncan and Mr. Eddie Smith. Burial will be in Blue Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Tony Million, Randall Osment, Mike Patton, Doug Kierstead, Mitchel Duvall, Mike Duvall, Kenny Mullinax and Guy “Butch” Nance.
The family is at the home of her mother, Lynette Ross, 3079 Pacolet Hwy.
Memorials may be made to the Vickie Million Funeral Fund, c/o Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home, 211 E. Frederick St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.

Ezma G. Martin
Retired school teacher
COWPENS - Ezma Greene Martin, 94, formerly of Love Springs Road, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at Skylyn Place, Spartanburg.
A native of Chesnee, she was the widow of Jeremiah A. Martin Jr. and daughter of the late Lemuel Clingman Greene and the late Connie Blackwell Greene. She was a retired school teacher in Cherokee and Spartanburg counties and was retired from Woodruff High School. She was founder of the Love Springs Youth Camp and Backyard Bible School for Underprivileged Children. She was a member of Love Springs Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and played piano until the age of 90.
Surviving are four daughters, Martha Martin Garmon of Cary, N.C., Miriam Martin Campbell of Roswell, Ga., Marilyn Martin Lipscomb and Mary Martin Babb, both of Gaffney; a son, Martin T. Martin of Spartanburg; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Corrine Greene Hall of Greenville.
Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Love Springs Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Billy Millwood, James Price and Bruce Randolph. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Love Springs Baptist Church, 554 Sunny Slope Dr., Cowpens, S.C. 29330; or to Hospice, 218 Trade St., Greer, S.C. 29651.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

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